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Anonymous Person Abuse
Abuse LGBT+ Sexual abuse

LGBTQ+ survivors of abuse facing challenges when reporting

Abuse team solicitor and chair of the LGBTQ+ Committee Andrew Lord highlights issues facing the LGBTQ+ community when reporting abuse

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University Human rights

Natasha Abrahart judgment: do universities owe a duty of care to their students?

Dan Webster and Anna Moore consider whether the law offers sufficient protections for university students who are at risk of harm due to their mental health, following the High Court judgment regarding the 2018 death of Natasha Abrahart, a student at Bristol University

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Doctor Talking To Patient
Product safety Fertility

FROZEN EGGS: Guy’s & St Thomas’ Assisted Conception Unit, London, Jessop Fertility in Sheffield, CooperSurgical

Group Claim and Product Liability Partner, Tina Patel responds to the news that over 100 women may have lost the chance to have children due to some clinics inadvertently using bottles of faulty freezing solution.

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International Medical negligence

No-fault redress: No-panacea

Sarah Moore responds to the Times' suggestion of the 'no-fault system'.

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Medical negligence

A response to the Times Health Commission’s NHS recommendations

Medical negligence partner Suzanne White responds to recommendations to save the NHS

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Human rights Abuse NHS

Response to Patient 11 podcast investigation by Sky News and The Independent

Abuse team lawyers Alison Millar and Catriona Rubens say the Patient 11 podcast bears out the experience of their clients in many NHS settings and yet again shows that policy change is needed urgently

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Corporate accountability Supreme Court

Mr Bates vs The Post Office puts legal funding in the spotlight

The recent ITV drama Mr Bates vs the Post Office has highlighted many of the obstacles that people face when seeking access to justice in the UK, particularly when they are up against a corporate giant like the Post Office.

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International Consumer group litigation

Latest developments for group legal claims in England & Wales could lead to stronger consumer protection and greater access to justice

As the legal systems in the UK come to terms with the impact of the digital age, there are potential changes to the way consumer group legal claims are run. Leigh Day’s Oliver Holland and Samantha Freeze examine whether so-called “opt-out” claims, where all those eligible are automatically included in a claim, could become the new normal, potentially increasing consumer protection and access to justice.

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Doctor Talking To Patient
Health Medical advice NHS

How to get the best out of the NHS in 2024

Lauren Tully shares her top tips on how to get the best out of the NHS, and what to do when you think something is going wrong.

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Royal Sussex County Hospital Medical negligence

Has spotlight on issues at Royal Sussex County Hospital left you worried about the treatment you received?

The Royal Sussex County Hospital has been under scrutiny following the death of a two-day-old girl and ongoing investigation into general surgery and neurosurgery departments. Here, Suzanne White, Head of the Medical Negligence team discusses the recent concerns and how Leigh Day can help.

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Pothole
Personal injury Cycling British cycling

Pothole claims: How to successfully gather evidence

Potholes and road defects can put a cyclist's safety at risk. They can cause injuries and bike damage. But did you know that you could seek compensation for losses arising from accidents caused by potholes?

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Deep Sea Mining
International Environmental Damage Environment

Seabed mining and the accountability gap

Katharina Theil and Melissa Rahbar from Leigh Day’s international department discuss the need for a strong accountability regime for damage caused by seabed mining in light of the potential risks to the marine environment.

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